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Services and support
Section category: Services and support

Soc&Env: Services addressing social isolation

Hackney Council funds Targeted Preventative Services (TPS), a scheme to support vulnerable adults in Hackney to prevent or delay the need for intensive health or social care support. TPS is made up of two elements: a volunteering and befriending service plus floating support to help residents with specific housing-related needs. The Community Library Service in …

Soc&Env: Community safety: Services and support available locally

There are a number of local services in both Hackney and the City of London that can support the needs of disadvantaged residents who may be experiencing social isolation, feeling excluded from the community, or lacking the local networks and connections that they would like to have.  Examples of some of these services are provided …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Local services and support for food growing

There are also a number of food growing projects in Hackney and the City that help to improve access to, and acceptability of, fruit and vegetables as a food source.  Current local projects related to food growing include: Capital Growth initiative, involving food growing on 159 sites across Hackney, many of which are on social …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Services and support to improve catering in the public sector

The Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services were used in a recent re-tendering exercise for Hackney Council’s catering contract.  The Public Health team supported this process and continues to support the appointed provider, using insights from behavioural science, to implement changes to optimise healthy choices, in particular how food is displayed and priced. …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Local regulatory and policy measures

The 2013 Children and Young People Obesity Scrutiny Commission in Hackney made two key recommendations relevant to the food environment, both of which have been at least partially actioned: restricting new fast food takeaways near schools through planning policies, also recommending mapping existing provision of these businesses consideration of a Healthier Catering Commitment (HCC). Hackney …